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T. S. Eliot and Ideology : Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture - Kenneth Asher

T. S. Eliot and Ideology

Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture

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Published: 3rd August 1998
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This book demonstrates the effect of politics on the work of T.S. Eliot, with particular emphasis on the influences of French reactionary thinking. Kenneth Asher argues that this political inheritance provided the intellectual framework Eliot employed throughout his career. The focus of this political dimension separates the book from previous studies of Eliot. The result is a reestimation of Eliot's view of literary history and literary theory, and new appraisals of several major poems and plays.

'Elegant and perceptive.' New York Review of Books 'An astute, well-written account of a midwesterner's strange ideological journey through the Old World.' American Literature 'A valuable contribution to the discussion of the politics of modernism and to the ongoing debate about Eliot's political, religious, and social ideals.' Choice

Historical background
The French connection
Orthodoxy and heresy
Architect of a Christian order
Visions and revisions
Eliot and the new criticism
Conclusion
Notes
Index
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ISBN: 9780521627603
ISBN-10: 0521627605
Series: Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 212
Published: 3rd August 1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.32